Our staff are specially trained and equipped to assist tenants in finding properties that met their specific individual requirements. We maintain a database of properties to match prospective tenants letting requirements. As properties become available, our team will contact you to discuss potential properties. Typically, properties to rent become available on a daily basis and we will work hard to ensure your requirements are met.
Once you have identified a potentially suitable property, we will arrange a viewing at a time to suit you. Evenings and weekends appointment also available subject to availability. All viewings will be accompanied by a member of staff, who will be able to provide immediate advice and answer any questions about the property.
Having decided on a property, you will need to complete an application form. At this time any details or requirements can be provisionally agreed, such as occupancy date, duration of the letting, no of occupancy etc.
On application a holding deposit will be required, which will be a months rent. If we or the Landlord decline your application due to no fault of your then the Holding Deposit will be refunded. If you decide not to proceed for any reason or fail our credit check as a result of incomplete or inaccurate information provided in the tenancy application then all holding deposit will be forfeited. Tenant's administrative fees are non refundable in any circumstances.
We will take references on behalf of the Landlord. Normally these will include your employer, any former landlord and a character reference. In addition a credit check will be undertaken. Where a Tenant is unable to meet the required income or credit checks, the Tenant may have a Guarantor agree to underwrite any rent liabilities.
Rents are normally quoted on a calendar month basis. In addition, the Tenant is usually responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. Rents are payable by standing order (unless alternative arrangements are agreed in advance) to our Company bank account monthly in advance, with the first month's rent due before taking occupation of the premises.
A deposit (or 'bond') is required prior to occupation. This is normally a month's rent, but may be more. Any deposit paid to Kinggs Property Management Limited will be passed to the Landlord to be registered within a Tenancy Deposit Scheme as required by law. You will be provided with a deposit certificate within 14 days of your agreement. The deposit is held to cover any breakages, damage, or other tenant liabilities. Where we are managing, at the end of the tenancy we will check the property in the presence of the Tenant (if possible) and agree on any damages and deductions. Please note that the deposit cannot be used to cover the final months rent.
What is it?
As part of the Housing Act 2004 the Government introduced tenancy deposit protection for all assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) in England and Wales where a deposit is taken. From April 6th 2007, all deposits paid under an AST should have been protected within 14 calendar days of receipt by the landlord. From 6th April 2012, deposits for all assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) in England and Wales must now be protected within 30 calendar days of receipt by the landlord, this change is as a result of the Localism Bill 2011.
The legislation aims to ensure that tenants who have paid a deposit to a landlord or letting agent and are entitled to receive all or part of it back at the end of that tenancy, actually get it.
Who is affected?
The legislation covers virtually all new AST contracts through which private landlords let property in England and Wales.
However, the following will not need to be registered with a tenancy deposit protection scheme:
resident landlords (those living in the property)
landlords of tenancies with rent of over £100,000 a year
student accommodation let directly by universities or colleges.
Deposits taken before 6 April 2007 do not need to be protected by a scheme such as The DPS. However, as an existing tenancy is renewed and a landlord agrees a new fixed-term tenancy, the initial deposit taken must then be lodged with a tenancy deposit protection scheme.
After 6 April 2007, when you are signing a new tenancy agreement with your landlord, ask how your deposit will be protected. Your landlord can provide you with the contact details of the scheme that he/she is using to protect your deposit.
Here at Kinggs Property Management Limited we recommend that all landlords use my deposit scheme, however it is the landlords right to chose any scheme that they wish.
All Deposits will be protected during the tenancy and where there is no dispute at the end of the tenancy, deposits will be returned promptly. In the event where there is a dispute about the return of the deposit it will be dealt with fairly by the Independent Complaints Examiner (ICE).